Over the past four drafts, the Capitals have had 22 selections, and they've used 11 of them on defensemen, including their two most recent first-round picks.

Defenseman Alex Alexeyev, Washington's 2018 first-round pick, was among the eight players released.

Travis Boyd and Nic Dowd both played in Washington's 5-2 loss to the Boston Bruins, showing off the different skill sets they could bring to the fourth line.

Ovechkin, who turned 33 on Monday, went to dinner with family and friends at the Peking Gourmet Inn.

The left wing scored 17 goals in the Kontinental Hockey League last season.

"Everyone's always got some things going on, and it was a short summer, so just trying to get everyone in the best shape and the healthiest going into the season is the goal,” Carlson said.

The job is Pheonix Copley's to lose.

The defending champions lose their preseason opener in a shootout, as they ready for their first title defense.

Kuznetsov has rarely played shorthanded since coming to Washington, but he appears to be in line for more this season.

On first day of training camp, spirits are buoyant and team is refocused and ‘eager to start working at doing it again.’

  • Perspective

It’s a brave new hockey world in Washington.

With a rookie backup goaltender, how will Braden Holtby's workload be affected?

The Capitals will have to address their holes at backup goaltender and fourth-line center.

Reirden promises the team won't coast into the season, despite a short summer due to their title run.

The keepers of the Cup fear the “Cup stands” could damage the trophy.

The 25-year-old Shumakov scored 17 goals with 23 assists in 47 games for CSKA Moscow of Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League last season.

The Capitals' forward grew up just north of Seattle.

Connolly told reporters that he doesn't “think it's the right thing to do” and “it has nothing to do with politics."

Lord Stanley's trophy had a busy day in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Every full-time employee of Monumental Sports & Entertainment on the day the Capitals clinched the title will receive a ring.

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